The Institute for Politics and Society invites you to a debate "The Chinese investments in the Czech Republic".
Issues surrounding Chinese firms and their effect on the Czech economy have caused quite a stir in the last year.
But what is really going on with Chinese investments in the Czech Republic? Are these investments sufficiently beneficial? Or could they somehow endanger the security and geopolitical anchoring of the Czech Republic? Is China using the Czech Republic as some sort of foothold in the EU? Or is this simply an illusion? Why do people speak so much about China’s influence in the Czech Republic and not of much larger investors such as South Korea or Japan, which invest more in the country and are much more relevant employers? How do you assess the famous and controversial statements made by the four constitutional officials?
You can debate with:
Jan Kohout, president of the New Silk Road Institute
Jan Macháček, chairman of the Board of the Institute for Politics and Society
Olga Lomová, czech sinologist and translator from Chinese
Ivana Karásková, research fellow, AMO Research Center
Ing. Vladimír Dlouhý, CSc, prezident of Czech Chamber of Commerce
The debate will be held at 13th of November, 17:00 – 19:00 at Federal Assembly (Vinohradská 1, Prague). The moderator will be Petr Kolář, Former Ambassador of the Czech Republic to the USA and Russia and Senior Adviser of Squire Patton Boggs.